Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 76th Annual City of Temple Christmas Parade - we hope you enjoyed the special tree lighting, over 85 beautiful floats and festive evening in Downtown Temple. 

The City of Temple is pleased to announce the winners of the 76th  Annual Christmas Parade - of the 18 entries that requested to be judged here are the top 10 as determined by our panel of judges! 

1st place: Taylor's Valley Baptist Church
2nd place: Enhabit Home Health & Hospice
3rd place: First Methodist Church of Temple         
4th place: Scott Elementary IB World School
5th place:  Ralph Wilson Youth Club
6th place: Chief Roofing
7th place: SPJST
8th place: Temple Children’s Museum
9th place: Gentiva Hospice
10th place: Mathnasium 

CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to all of our participants for putting in the work to make this parade special! If you would like to be part of the parade next year online applications will be available October 1, 2023. 

We'll see everyone next year - Monday, December 4, 2023! 

It’s no secret that a cherished holiday tradition for the city of Temple is seeing and participating in the Annual Christmas Parade.  Christmas parades can be viewed as the unofficial starting point to Christmas, because nothing gets you in the holiday spirit quite like a festive parade filled with seasonal favorites and Santa Claus with all his Christmas cheer.  This event is a family favorite and one you truly must see. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Christmas parade.

What is the  the Annual Parade?

On What Day Does the Parade Take Place? What Time Does It Start?

Schedule of Activities

Where is the Best Place to Watch the Parade?

Where Should Visitors Park?

What Should You Bring With You?

What is the Parade Route?

Parade Map

Safety Tips

Who Hosts the Parade?

Entry Information

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